The Blackburn reunion is over with as of yesterday morning it was a great reunion alot of work for Jim and I but worth it. We had a total of 41 people to feed, and sleeping arrangments for 5 plus days. Everyone said they had a great time, I sure hope so. We did some really great healing after loosing our precious Tera at the last reunion. I was so proud of her husband Gary bringing 4 of the kids and getting plane tickets for the rest of them to come. Thanks to Tina for all she did to help convince them we needed to be together and getting rental vans for them all. Some of the family even rafted the Clark Fork River doing a day trip. Thanks to Uncle Steve and Aunt Jean for the extra raft and life jackets oh and 7 sleeping bags and a tent. Some family even went down the St Joe River in a Pontoon boat. The little ones played in the dirt, in the river, some gather rocks from the river (me included) no one could take them in their suitcases so guess who got them all YES ME! Some burned the blacktop on the road going back and forth to Avery's little General Store and taking showers in Tina and Scott's motel room. We took a short but long trip to Jim and Scott's hunting area looking for huckleberries. One van got lost but was found again. We showed the family Dismal lake and the boys floated on a Tom Sawyer raft while Scott caught several fish. The huckleberries there are still pretty green. Penny and her kids left Sat night to make their flight early Sunday morning the rest of us left the mountain Sunday afternoon. Don and D'anne drove home Sunday morning, Terry's family flew out Monday evening. Luke and his family and my mom are still visiting us.
Painters finished up their painting just before we left on the reunion. William sanded and varnished the floor one last time the Sat. before returning and that folks is about all that got done in days. Louie finished up the fireplace and kitchen last Monday it looks great. Makes me sad that things aren't happening now especially since my goal was to have it done for my family reunion. Carpet needs to go in, finish up the cabinets, put in my fridge all the siding needs to still be in the siding purchased didn't work so new had to be ordered gut out the old kitchen and put in the new laundry room and living room. Maybe by fall it will be finished but 3.5 months and this much done is wonderful according to other friends that have remodeled. One of our employees is also redoing her kitchen and started the same time as we did, the cabinet people measured their kitchen wrong and everything is messed up from the granite to floor to you name it they are not HAPPY! So I am happy we are this far!
Scott myself and BLM have been working hard on his Eagle project it began yesterday morning 7 15 AM. We had 15 people helping the first day and 8 today. Thanks to Scott's 3 brothers, brother in law, scout leader, several scouts 2 BLM workers and the camp host it was DONE and is DONE... well except for the paper work he needs to do. His 100 hours was accomplished and more. He did retaining walls for "Mica Bay Boater Park" they had to take down the old walls and put in new ones.
We still haven't unloaded the two trailers from the reunion and hope to get some energy to do it tonight and return the many things I borrowed from wonderful family neighbors and friends. So that is the Lee's summer so far updates.